course: Private and Anonymous Communication

number:
148215
teaching methods:
lecture with tutorials
media:
computer based presentation
responsible person:
Prof. Dr. Christina Pöpper
lecturer:
Prof. Dr. Christina Pöpper (ETIT)
language:
english
HWS:
4
CP:
5
offered in:

goals

The stu­dents are able to de­scri­be, clas­si­fy, and as­sess techniques for private and anonymous communication. They are able to reason about the motivation for using these techniques and can describe different scenarios and applications. They are able to describe, classify, and (to a certain extent) counter attacks on privacy and anonymity. The students understand the architectures of different tools, approaches, and techniques that have been proposed and developed in this context. They are able to re­a­son about the achieved levels of protection and also gain practical experience with different tools.

content

The focus of this cour­se are privacy-enhancing technologies and anonymity techniques. Cen­tral ele­ments are privacy metrics and techniques, vulnerabilities and attack mechanisms as well as detection, protection, and prevention techniques. The course will cover techniques for anonymous communication and browsing (e.g., Tor), anonymity in electronic payment systems (e.g., E-Cash, Bitcoin), steganographic and censorship circumvention techniques, communication hiding, and location privacy. The course may also cover special topics such as electronic voting or privacy in social networks.

requirements

none

recommended knowledge

Know­ledge of the con­tents of Netz­si­cher­heit and Com­pu­ter­net­ze as well as expertise in programming will be be­ne­fi­ci­al.

miscellaneous

The exercises cover reports, hands-on parts, programming as well as paper work with research papers.